Thursday January 5, 2017
New cutting-edge remote includes dedicated Netflix button, RF-based control, laser-etched buttons and more. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 1/05 at 2:24 PM
Wednesday January 7, 2015
Looking for something a little different in a universal remote control? Then these guys just might have what you’re looking for. It’s called the SPIN remote, and they’re billing it as “the simplest, most personal remote ever”. Right now it’s still in the development phase, and so the founders have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development and production. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 1/07 at 11:43 PM
Friday October 3, 2014
Crestron have announced a new handheld remote control, the TSR-302. The TSR-302 is a slim and supposedly durable hybrid remote, featuring a large 2.8” capacitive touchscreen LCD display, along with a wide range of backlit hard buttons including full menu, transport and numeric keypad functions. Other features include 2.4GHz RF, Wifi, built-in microphone and speaker, and inductive charging station. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/03 at 6:54 PM
Tuesday December 17, 2013
With my house buried under a thick blanket of snow and the warmth of summer but a distant memory, my thoughts turn to the joys of home automation... and our ongoing series of CEDIA 2013 videos! Today I’m very pleased to present three new reports covering DemoPad, Crestron, and Savant Systems!
First, Mike Cain presents viewers with a run-through of the DemoPad iOS-based home control software, and then introduces their first hardware product: the brand new CENTRO 8 Control Processor. Next, come with Jeff Singer as he shows off Crestron’s new wireless home automation capabilities, a home control app made for Samsung Smart TVs, plus the TSW series of in-wall touchscreen controls ranging in size from 5" through 10". Finally, go on a detailed booth tour with Savant co-founder Jim Carroll as he discusses their economical “Big Boy Automation” platform, the SUR-0500 handheld remote, SmartLighting Wi-Fi, advanced climate control, power management and monitoring, plus the SmartLink HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switch. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 12/17 at 7:24 AM
Monday November 4, 2013
It’s that time of year again... time for a Remote Central tradition dating back to 2002: our famous CEDIA video reports! This year’s CEDIA ended up being a particularly good show, and over the coming weeks we’ll be releasing videos for an unprecedented 14
different control companies!
For today, sit back, relax, and spend a few minutes learning about the latest products from Logitech Harmony and Bitwise Controls! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 11/04 at 7:38 AM
Tuesday April 16, 2013
Logitech may have revealed earlier this year that they’re looking to sell off the Harmony line, but that apparently doesn’t mean they’re content to rest on their laurels in the meanwhile. Some users have noted a recent unavailability of all but the newest Harmony remotes in retail stores, and attributed that to Logitech winding down production. Nope! Turns out they were merely waiting for their brand new models to become available! Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 4/16 at 9:06 PM
Monday April 15, 2013
Pro Control has just announced the general availability of their iPro.8
model RF remote control, an inexpensive hard buttoned "companion" remote for systems where Apple iPhone or iPad devices are used as the primary touchscreen interface. The iPro.8 offers users quick, tactile-based control over movies, volume and channel surfing, similar to what they’re used to with regular OEM remotes, but in a device that integrates perfectly with the company’s back-end ProLink processors. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 4/15 at 10:11 PM
Wednesday September 12, 2012
At CEDIA 2012, URC revealed a brand new gyroscopic-based addition to their network-enabled Total Control lineup. The minimalist TRG-100
and advanced TRG-200
handheld remote controls feature sleek, ergonomic designs, and mesh with the MRX-20
Advanced Network System Controller – offering a point-and-click-style motion-based control over a snazzy graphical on-screen interface that URC have dubbed “uMotion”.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 9/12 at 12:37 PM
Friday August 17, 2012
RTI has just announced the range of products they will be showcasing at CEDIA 2012 this coming September, including the new KX7 In-Wall Touchpanel with a 7” LCD, and the KX2 In-Wall Controller with a 3.5” LCD. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 8/17 at 6:57 AM
Friday October 14, 2011
It’s Friday and we have another new video for you! Today you’ll learn about the latest products from RTI
, as Pete Baker demonstrates the RTiPanel application on iPad and Android tablets, unveils the SURFiR hard buttoned companion remote, and introduces the new high-resolution KX7 in-wall universal controller. Read more...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on 10/14 at 7:18 AM